TODAY: 5 p.m.; holiday-themed program presented by Puppets to Go of Augusta; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; meeting of the Pieceful Hearts Quilting Guild; open to all ages; more than 100 women are part of the group and will teach those who want to learn how to quilt; St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road; (803) 279-5994
FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m.; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meets at 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; for membership, call Linda Smiley at (803) 279-5074
WEDNESDAYS THROUGH NOV. 14: 10:30 a.m., newborn to age 2; 11:15 a.m., ages 3-6; story time; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767
THURSDAYS: Noon to 1:15 p.m.; Rotary Club of North Augusta weekly meeting; featuring different speakers each week; Ryan’s Grill Buffet and Bakery, in the club meeting room, 1275 Knox Ave.; RSVP, club president Dan Rickabaugh, (803) 640-4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Walmart, 1201 Knox Ave.
SUNDAY: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; North Augusta Church of Christ, 600 West Martintown Road
MONDAY: 7 p.m.; business meeting of the North Augusta Artists Guild and Dick Dunlap, an oil painter, will discuss his work; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; open to public
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7: 5-8 p.m.; visit with Santa Claus; Premier Martial Arts, 401 W. Martintown Road; $20, includes a professional 4x6 photograph, free uniform and lesson; only 60 spots available; reservations, (803)
THURSDAY, NOV. 8: 5-7 p.m.; Comfort Keepers 10th anniversary ribbon cutting; Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; Comfort Keepers, 511 West Ave.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8: 7:30 p.m.; Veterans Concert; featuring Savannah River Winds and Wycliff Gordon, a world-famous trombonist; Wesley Center at Grace United Methodist Church on Georgia Avenue; www.naartscouncil.org
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, NOV. 8-9: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Painting Landscapes in Watercolors Workshop; taught by North Augusta Artists Guild member Thomas Needham; Needham will guide the class in painting a fall landscape; a supply list will be sent upon registration; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; $120; email@example.com
SATURDAY, NOV. 10: 7:30-10:30 a.m.; Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast; held by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71; $5; purchase tickets at Parks Pharmacy, Sno-Cap Drive-In or make reservations with Linda Smiley at (706) 831-9624 or firstname.lastname@example.org; proceeds benefit hospitalized veterans and Palmetto Girls State programs
SATURDAY, NOV. 10: 6:30 p.m.; Jennie Finch Dinner with Champions; speaker, Jennie Finch; featuring dinner, silent auction of Jennie Finch items, meet and greet with staff and players; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; $25 per person; register, (803) 441-4311 or www.northaugusta.net; limited tickets will be sold at the door
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 10-11: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11; Jennie Finch Softball Camp; instructed by Jennie Finch and fellow Olympic and professional softball teammates; open to girls in third grade and older; $175 per camper; Riverview Park, 100 Riverview Park Drive; advance registration required; $175 per camper; register (337) 274-3435 or www.jenniefinch.com
MONDAY, NOV. 12: 11 a.m.; Veterans Day program; hosted by American Legion Post 71; speaker, Col. Robert Barker, Garrison Commander at Fort Gordon; featuring patriotic music by Flo Carter and a presentation by the North Augusta High School NJROTC Drill team; Wade Hampton Park, Georgia Avenue
MONDAY, NOV. 12: 10:30 a.m.; annual Educational Forum by North Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; speakers include Vickey Bertagnolli, consumer horticultural agent for Aiken and Lexington counties, on controlling fire ants in the yard, and Janice Badke, of Wildbirds Unlimited, on winter care of birds in the backyard; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; Anna Sheets, (803) 279-0272
TUESDAY, NOV. 13: 5-7 p.m.; Open House; learn about undergraduate and graduate programs, tour the building, and discuss enrollment and financial aid options; Southern Wesleyan University-North Augusta campus, 802 East Martintown Road, Suite 101; (803) 426-7981
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14: 7 p.m.; Bobby Richardson’s Impact Player event; Richardson is a former New York Yankee baseball player and a Christian inspirational and motivational speaker; free; Wesley Center of Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17: 9-11 a.m.; pancake breakfast to benefit needy children at local elementary schools held by the North Augusta Junior Women’s League; includes games, crafts, jump house and raffle; Lions Memorial Field, off West Buena Vista Avenue near Riverview Park; tickets are $5 and available at Parks Pharmacy and CommuniGraphics
SATURDAY, NOV. 17: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fourth annual Holiday Bazaar; shop with 20 vendors including Willow House, Tastefully Simple, thirty-one, Mary Kay, Ohh La La Door Decor and More, FashFlipFlops, Chicky Monkey, Premier Jewelry and Cutco; will feature children’s upscale consignment sale; 1006 Pinon Road
SATURDAY, NOV. 17: 7-10 p.m.; performance by Country As Can Be, The Fields Brothers Band; Jamboree J.C. Hut, off Johnson Road, Belvedere; free; (803) 221-2449
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 17-18: Cookies with Santa; cookies and milk with Santa, children encouraged to bring Christmas lists; portraits with Mary Beth’s Photography and Williams Photography, packages range from $75 to $150; Stewart House, Martintown Road; book an appointment, Mary Beth, (803) 634-0896 or Michelle, (803) 278-0068
SATURDAY, NOV. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Christmas in the Backwoods; featuring Santa Claus, caroling, sharing of stories and songs from the colonial era; shops will be open for shopping; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave.; (803) 279-7560
MONDAY, NOV. 26: Noon to 6 p.m.; Shepeard Community Blood Center blood drive; Mt. Vintage at Towne Square, 285 Mt. Vintage Plantation Drive
FRIDAY, NOV. 30: 4 p.m.; LEGO Club meeting; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767
TUESDAY, DEC. 4: 6:30 p.m.; annual Christmas party for the North Augusta Artists Guild; held at the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Ave.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5: 4 p.m.; early release movie; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, DEC. 7-8: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8; 25th annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes; sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; tour features six homes decorated for the holidays, Hammond Hill Elementary School and Art and Heritage Center of North Augusta; $20 advance tickets until 3 p.m. Dec. 3, $25 day of tour; tickets can be purchased from Jim Bush Flower Shop, 501 West Martintown Road, CommuniGraphics, 1400 Georgia Ave., and Parks Pharmacy, 437 Georgia Ave.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8: 10 a.m.; Brunch and Fashion Show featuring fashions from White House Black Market; $10; tickets must be purchased in advance by Dec. 5; American Legion Post 71, 333 E. Pine Grove Ave.
SUNDAY, DEC. 9: 2 p.m.; North Augusta Evening Lions Club Christmas Parade; theme, Dreams of Christmas; also will be televised on Comcast channel 21, Atlantic Broadband channel 7 and Knology channel 7; $25 entry fee for commercial entries, no fee for noncommercial entries; entry deadline is Nov. 29
SATURDAY, DEC. 15: 7-10 p.m.; performance by Country As Can Be, The Fields Brothers Band; Jamboree J.C. Hut, off Johnson Road, Belvedere; free; (803) 221-2449
FRIDAY, DEC. 28: 4 p.m.; LEGO Club meeting; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767